I am in menopause, so you can be sure I understand what hormones will do - especially when I feel like a furnace inside me has suddenly been turned up all the way! My reaction in this thread was to taking Xanax. I don't think something like that should ever be laughed about and considered so lightly.
If anyone's interested in natural ways to support the processes a women undergoes, rather than just eradicating symptoms with allopathic medicine, check out Susun Weed's books. I've met her and taken classes with her. She added the chapter on thyroid health to her book Menopausal Years
after I suggested it to her (and she sent me a new revised copy as a thank-you!). She's very knowledgeable.
Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way